The new MegaUpload will dish out 50GB of cloud storage for free | News | Geek.com (click for full article) Jan. 17, 2013 (3:40 pm) By: Lee Mathews "In just a few more days, MegaUpload will be reborn as Kim Dotcom's new Mega service. The larger-than-life Dotcom has been boisterous (as always) in making his excitement known about the completely re-built cloud storage service, and now he's dangling some additional carrots for potential users. First up: those who register for a free account on Mega will receive a whopping 50GB of storage for their files. That's a heck of a lot more space than any other service on the web. Popular options like Dropbox and Sugarsync typically offer 2-5GB at no charge, with additional free space offered for referrals. Microsoft provided existing SkyDrive users with a fairly generous 25GB when the service was re-launched prior to the release of Windows 8, but even that is only half what's Mega is providing. Box.net is really about the only service that's been this generous, running several promotions in the past for new owners of devices like the BlackBerry PlayBook or HP TouchPad and once to try and lure iOS users away from iCloud. Dotcom is also excited because he and the EFF are working together to reclaim users' data. If their efforts are successful, Dotcom says that files will be automatically moved to accounts on the new service for easy retrieval. Beyond returning the long-lost data, he also wants to bestow premium account status on the new Mega to former MegaUpload premium users. Dotcom's legal eagles say that's not possible just yet, but they're working on it. You can almost hear the teeth grinding away in Hollywood if you listen really hard. While the MegaUpload takedown looked like a major victory for copyright groups in the beginning, it looks like the celebration might have been a little premature."